Biospecimen Collection & Biobanking Core

The Biospecimen Collection and Biobanking Core – or BC² – merges the IUSCCC Tissue Procurement Core, the Komen Tissue Bank, and the biobanking efforts of both the cancer center’s Clinical Trials Office and those done as a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN).

The core supports cancer research by providing comprehensive biospecimen management, including:

  • Collection
  • Storage
  • Distribution
  • Annotation (in collaboration with others)

In addition, the following three work groups have been formed, with each headed by the following staff: